SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) CREATION Health Institute will soon educate the community about the 8 wellness principles that have been proven to increase longevity and quality of life.
A free, three-part CREATION Health workshop series will take place Thursday evenings on September 11, 18 and 25 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Orchard Park Assisted Living & Memory Care, located at 4701 Ratcliffe Drive in Kyle. The sessions are interactive, and audience participation is encouraged. Healthy refreshments will be provided, and there will be a drawing for door prizes.
“It is our hope that by educating people about these 8 science-based wellness principles, that they will put the concepts into action and start living the balanced life that God intended for them,” said Dalia Hernandez, operations coordinator for the CTMC CREATION Health Institute. “We look forward to presenting this CREATION Health workshop to anyone who wants to live life to the fullest.”
CREATION Health is a faith-based health and wellness lifestyle based on biblical principles. The proven results of this lifestyle on wellness and longevity are extraordinary. Adventist Health System (AHS), the parent company of CTMC, developed the CREATION Health guidelines for its employee and community wellness initiatives.
The CREATION Health acronym represents:
Choice is the first step toward improved health because people who believe they are in control over their own lives are healthier and live longer.
Rest is good sleep and also taking time to relax. Relaxation lowers blood pressure and reduces stress.
Environment is our external world but also affects what happens within us for the better or worst.
Activity includes physical and mental conditioning. Our goal is to be active in mind, body and spirit.
Trust in God speaks to the relationship between spirituality and healing. A link exists between faith and wellness.
Interpersonal relationships strengthen our wellbeing. Social connection fortifies our resolve and improves our health.
Outlook creates our reality. Our mind influences our body and our attitude impacts our health.
Nutrition is the fuel that drives the whole system. Small improvements and strategic substitutions produce profound results.
To learn more, visit ctmc.org and click the CREATION Health banner on the home page. Those who would like to attend the CREATION Health series should RSVP by calling (512) 920-6400. Seating is limited.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 600 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.